Who Are Mathematicians?

Mathematicians are people of all ages and from all over the world who enjoy the challenge of a problem, who see the beauty in a pattern, a shape, a proof, a concept.

Some of the best young mathematicians compete in math olympiads, state and national science fairs, or the fun Who Wants to Be a Mathematician game. Some high school mathematicians go to summer Math Camps (for example organized by AMS) to learn more and work with teams on projects; undergraduates participate in Summer Research Experiences (for example at various universities in USA). Many carry on their research and teach at colleges and universities, while others apply their skills in all kinds of professions.

Prof. Jean Mawhin and Prof. Jaroslav Kurzweil (May 2-3, 2016)
Jean Mawhin and Jaroslav Kurzweil on May 2-3, 2016, in Czech Republic. Click the picture (taken by Milan Tvrdy) above to get more description of Jaroslav Kurzweil.

Contemplating a career centered on mathematics? Mathematical research and education are at the heart of some careers, while other careers utilize mathematics and its applications to build and enhance important work in the sciences, business, finance, manufacturing, communications, and engineering. To know more about the profiles of mathematicians at all stages of their careers, click here.

In any case, those who are not “mathematicians” can appreciate the subject by reading reviews of books about mathematicians, how mathematicians think, breakthroughs in mathematics, and current applications at Math in the Media.

Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

Universitas Gadjah Mada (abbreviated as UGM) is a public research university located in Yogyakarta, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Officially founded on 19 December 1949, three years after its first lecture was given on 13 March 1946, it is the oldest and largest institution of higher education in Indonesia.

Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Comprising 18 faculties and 27 research centers, UGM offers 68 undergraduate, 23 diploma, 104 master and specialist, and 43 doctorate study programs, ranging from the Social Sciences to Engineering. The university has enrolled approximately 55,000 students, 1,187 foreign students, and has 2,500 faculty members. UGM maintains a campus of 360 acres (150 ha), with facilities that include a stadium and a fitness center. Click here to know the best universities in Indonesia.


Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia